Thursday 30 October 2014

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Guides

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire Halloween guide

Find Gloucestershire Halloween events near you with SoGlos’s leading guide, sponsored by Cafe Rene and the Gloucester Zombie Walk.

Enjoy Halloween in Gloucestershire 2014 with the very best guide to where and when the spooky action is taking place in...

Gloucestershire fireworks and bonfires guide

Find blazing bonfires and fabulous fireworks displays across Gloucestershire in 2014.

Gloucestershire fireworks displays and bonfires will be lighting up the county’s skies in November 2014. Find out where...

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

Events

Halloween at Primrose Vale

Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes at Primrose Vale.

As well as having a bumper crop of home-grown pumpkins to pick from and carve, Primrose Vale is hosting a Halloween trail...

Haunted Half Term at Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

There will be more than just bumps in the night at Sudeley Castle for its Haunted Half Term.

Set in a supposed haunted castle, with fire performances, Ghost the owl, ‘scarytales’ and a dungeon disco, Sudeley Castle’s...

Spooktacular Activities at Gloucester Quays

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Gloucester Quays will be showing the Halloween must-see film, The Book of Life, as part of its half term Spooktacular.

With a trick or treat trail, a haunted house, ghosts and ghouls and a spooky film, there’s plenty going on this Halloween...

Halloween extravaganza at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Children will be able to get up close and personal with all sorts of creepy creatures when Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow returns to the museum.

With fancy dress competitions, scary trails, snakes and spiders, there will be more than enough to keep the little ones...

Half term at Leisure at Cheltenham

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Kids can take the plunge in a swimming crash course at Leisure at Cheltenham this half term.

‘Thriller’ street dancing, trampolining, swimming crash courses, junior badminton, table tennis and much more promises...

Halloween bat trail at Chedworth Roman Villa

Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Try and spot the seven species of bats at Chedworth Roman Villas. © National Trust Images, Hugh Clark

Celebrate Halloween with Chedworth Roman Villa’s new bat trail, where guests can explore eerily deep woods and spot seven...

Haunted half term and After Dark at Pittville Park

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Join Cheltenham Coffee Co. for a week of Halloween activities that will both fright and delight children and families.

Fun daytime activities for the kids over half term, and ghoulishly guided tours around Pittville Park for those who dare...

Westonbirt Fair in the Cotswolds

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The stunning Westonbirt School will be the setting for this popular annual Cotswolds event.

Kick off your Christmas shopping early and enjoy a family day out at the scenic Westonbirt School in Tetbury, while supporting...

Cirque de Spooke in Cheltenham

Thursday 30 October 2014

Little monsters and terrifying teenagers can join the circus this Halloween at St. Edward’s School.

With zombie clowns, gruesome stage make-up and nail biting acrobatics, young performers can book a place on the Cirque...

Spooky Halloween Fun at Nature in Art

Thursday 30 October 2014

Halloween Fun at Nature in Art is set for another popular year of creepy crafts.

Nature in Art will be giving kids the chance to make their very own Halloween masks, an autumnal wire leaf mobile and...

Museum Makers Halloween workshop in Gloucester

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Children will be getting creative this Halloween at Gloucester City Museum.

Museum Makers will be creating their own Halloween owls at Gloucester City Museum, just in time for the spookiest day...

Children's shooting activity half-day at Prescott

Thursday 30 October 2014

Children will get the chance to try something completely different this half term holiday, thanks to Prescott Shooting’s special activity half-day.

Keep the children entertained this half term with an action packed activity half-day at Prescott Shooting School near...

Junior Rugby Camp in Cheltenham

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Kids can improve their rugby skills with professionals from Gloucester Rugby this half term.

Mini rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...

Creepy Creatures Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Little monsters will be getting their faces painted and carving creepy pumpkins at the Halloween Spooktacular.

Little monsters can roam the country park, carve pumpkins and get their faces painted at Robinswood Hill’s Halloween Spooktacular....

Chris and Pui Roadshow at the Everyman

Friday 31 October 2014

Chris and Pui are coming to the Everyman, hooray!

This Halloween, county children will be helping CBeebies duo Chris and Pui find Old MacDonald’s animals at the Everyman,...

Lake o' Lost Souls Halloween Fest in South Cerney

Saturday 1 November 2014

Go treasure hunting on a creepy nightline trail, or set sail to zombie island at South Cerney’s Halloween Fest.

With a haunted pirate ship, underground tunnels, a zombie island and a gunge tank, there is something to spook and entertain...

Gloucester Zombie Walk

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cafe Rene’s Renegade Crew will be leading the Gloucester Zombie Walk. © Stark Photography

Gloucester city centre is set to be overrun by the hundreds of undead, when the fifth annual Zombie Walk sets off from...

Events

St Lawrence Church Autumn Fayre

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cakes and crafts galore will await visitors to the St Lawrence Church Autumn Fayre.

Cakes, crafts, Christmas presents and more will be on offer at the St Lawrence Church annual Autumn Fayre.

Nature in Art Gift and Craft Fair

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 November 2014

Nature in Art near Gloucester will be holding its incredibly popular Gift and Craft Fair once again this autumn.

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair will return this autumn, boasting an abundance of hand-crafted gifts, artist...

St Nicholas Wishing Tree in Gloucester

Saturday 15 November to Sunday 14 December 2014

The St Nicholas Wishing Tree will be ready to receive festive wishes throughout November and December.

County children can leave their Christmas wishes on Gloucester Folk Museum’s St Nicholas Wishing Tree and receive a personalised...

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 November 2014

Kids big and small are sure to love the traditional carousel at the Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market.

With a record-breaking 200 stalls, a carousel, live music and a host of wandering characters, Gloucester Quays’ free Victorian...

The Brewery's Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 22 November 2014

There’s guaranteed snow, live music and festive family fun at The Brewery this Christmas.

Head to The Brewery in Cheltenham for the Christmas Lights Switch On, when the whole family will be able to enjoy an afternoon...

Santa's Grotto at Eastgate Shopping Centre

Saturday 22 November to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Take the little ones to see Santa this Christmas for a lovely holiday memory.

Eastgate Shopping Centre will be granting the Christmas wishes of children across Gloucester, offering the chance to have...

Christmas Fayre at Miserden Village Hall

Sunday 23 November 2014

The The Kitty Barron Riding for the Disabled Group will raise funds and a Christmas cheer at its festive fete.

The Kitty Barron Riding for the Disabled Group will hold a Christmas Fayre in Miserden this November, hoping to raise...

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Tweedy the Clown is back in the pantomime limelight, as Sleeping Beauty takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this festive...

Beauty and the Beast pantomime at Roses Theatre

Saturday 29 November 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015

Beauty and the Beast looks set to be the Roses’ biggest and best panto yet, with an incredible 55 performances taking to the Tewkesbury stage.

With a burst of magic right from the start and enchantment and surprises galore, treat the whole family to a trip to the...

Bjorn the Polar Bear at Eastgate Shopping Centre

Saturday 29 November to Tuesday 23 December 2014

Get up close and personal with the life-size polar bear, Bjorn, at Eastgate Shopping Centre this Christmas.

The incredible life-size puppet Bjorn the Polar Bear will be entertaining the crowds at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester,...

Christmas Bazaar at Westons Cider

Sunday 30 November 2014

Meet santa and his reindeer, sing around the Christmas tree and sip on real cider at Westons’ Christmas Bazaar.

Santa, cider, choirs, and reindeer will provide the ultimate seasonal day out at Westons Cider’s Christmas Bazaar.

Meet Father Christmas at Cotswold Farm Park

Saturday 29 November to Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa Claus will be setting up his grotto at the Cotswold Farm Park on the weekends leading up to Christmas.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is giving good little boys and girls the chance to meet Father Christmas, with a number...

Santa and his live reindeer in Cheltenham

Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 December 2014

Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this festive treat in Cheltenham.

Meet Santa and give two of his reindeer a cuddle, during The Brewery’s festive Cheltenham event in aid of Macmillan Cancer...

Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 December 2014

See some real Christmas quackers at Slimbridge this Christmas.

Tuck into a festive breakfast, feed the birds with Santa’s elves and meet Father Christmas himself, when Slimbridge Wetland...

Gloucester Quays Festive Fayre

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 December 2014

Expect a whole heap of family fun and plenty of gift ideas at the 2014 Gloucester Quays Festive Fayre.

Families will find 80 stalls selling everything from gifts to edible goodies, live entertainment and plenty of Christmassy...

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves pantomime in Cheltenham

Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 January 2015

John Pannett will be playing Barbara Baba in Promenade Productions’ Ali Baba.

The pantomime season is upon us, with Promenade Productions set to delight audiences at Bacon Theatre with its modern...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

News

Cattle Country Adventure Park to support Operation Christmas Child

Drop off some gifts for vulnerable children this Christmas at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

Visitors to the family-favourite Cattle Country Adventure Park have been invited to donate gifts and festive cheer to...

Create Collective art workshops launched in Cheltenham

Art Playground aim to explore creativity and curiosity at the Create Collective workshops.

Budding artists can expand their skills, meet likeminded people and create their own art exhibition at the Art Playground’s...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

A 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin family, Hollywood Bowl,...

Special offers

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Three months free National Trust membership

Ongoing

Snowshill Manor is just one of the National Trus properties in Gloucestershire.

Get three months of free membership to the National Trust, and access to hundreds of days out in the UK, when you sign...

Children & Family events

Kids can improve their rugby skills with professionals from Gloucester Rugby this half term.

Junior Rugby Camp in Cheltenham

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Kids can take the plunge in a swimming crash course at Leisure at Cheltenham this half term.

Half term at Leisure at Cheltenham

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Little monsters and terrifying teenagers can join the circus this Halloween at St. Edward’s School.

Cirque de Spooke in Cheltenham

Thursday 30 October 2014

Halloween at Primrose Vale

Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Halloween bat trail at Chedworth Roman Villa

Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

Creepy Creatures Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

Spooktacular Activities at Gloucester Quays

Thursday 30 to Friday 31 October 2014

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Christmas at The Eastgate

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